Insights Categories: Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Feb 21, 2017

INSIGHT: Trends in business sales and purchases: assignment of leases

During 2016 Meridian Lawyers acted for many clients in the successful sale or purchase of a wide variety of businesses from child care businesses to dental practices, pharmacies and fitness businesses, to wineries. Where a business occupies premises under a lease, the lessor may not always be pleased to learn that their tried and trusted […]

Jun 15, 2016

INSIGHT: Tackling tardiness

Do you have an employee who is regularly late for work?  A one-off is excusable but how should you deal with an employee who is habitually late? A child care centre is a business that depends on the reliability of its employees.  Strict ratios must be maintained at all times and having unreliable employees can […]

Mar 27, 2016

INSIGHT: Selling your business? Don’t forget an important asset – your employees!

If you are selling your business, careful consideration must be given to your employees and what will happen to their employment as a result of the sale. Assuming the sale is to an unrelated entity (so the employing entity will change), the employees will either transfer with the business to the new owner or their […]

Mar 10, 2016

INSIGHT: Aim for a pain-free goodbye

Meridian Lawyers assists pharmacists across Australia with the sale and purchase of their pharmacies. Whether you have negotiated a sale yourself or through a business broker, you will need a solicitor with pharmacy experience to prepare and negotiate the contract of sale, and manage the transaction through to completion on your behalf. Here is a […]

Aug 3, 2014

INSIGHT: Positive partnerships: the comforts of a good partnership agreement

Talking to your business partner about how day-to-day business will be managed is an invaluable step in your business planning and road to success. As change is one of the certainties of life, also talking to your business partner about the future, and what should happen if circumstances change, is important to provide each of […]

May 3, 2014

INSIGHT: The cost of doing business: an open and shut case for a child care centre

A case with a fortunate outcome highlights the need for child care operators to be vigilant in actioning issues identified for maintenance, which potentially impact on safety. This case also confirms the importance of clear and open communication. The facts In this case a parent inadvertently left an entrance gate open at a child care […]